Are you on the quest to have a family vacation of a lifetime? Look no further than Canada’s vast wilderness in Vancouver. You’ll make memories that you’ll all be able to share for years down the line as you recall the sights and wildlife that is awaiting visitors from around the globe.
From Stanley Park to Queen Elizabeth Park, nature is calling. Lynn Canyon Park will absolutely take your breath away and the Pacific Spirit Regional Park will touch your soul. Wander through Read the rest of this entry »
Kids, today, are growing up indoors. The lure of technology and video games has become so strong that they prefer to stay inside and play, instead of going outside. On your next family vacation, get your kids to unplug by visiting the outdoors in the Vancouver wilderness.
Vancouver offers many outdoor activities that will interest your kids in some shape or form. Whether its kayaking, swimming, hiking or BBQ’s on the beach, show your kids that there’s something to appreciate in the wilderness, Read the rest of this entry »
Bubbling creeks, tall trees, hiking trails, wildlife and pristine natural areas can be found throughout Vancouver. If you enjoy reconnecting with nature, this is the place to be.
Vancouver is home to a variety of wildlife including bald eagles, hawks, black-capped chickadees, mallard ducks, marine birds and Canadian geese. The outlying islands of Vancouver are excellent for seasonal whale watching. Humpback whales and orcas can be seen around the Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands. Seals and otters also Read the rest of this entry »
Vancouver has a huge range of animals living in the wild from bears to beavers. Luckily, it also has a fabulous park system to protect the local wildlife so you and your family can enjoy them in their natural habitat.
One of the best places in metro Vancouver to see animals is at Stanley Park. In the park you can see coyotes, racoons and even skunks. Stanley Park also has a famous beaver family who Read the rest of this entry »
Vancouver is home to a huge range of wildlife, and its beautiful natural habitats provide many opportunities for spying animals.
Bird watchers can discover nearly 300 species of winged creatures at the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Flocks of birds rest on their migrations in the marshes and wetlands, and many varieties of ducks, chickadees and hawks can be seen throughout the year.
Stanley Park is another great place to spot a variety of birds, including geese, ducks and Read the rest of this entry »
Vancouver is known as one of the most livable cities on the planet, and it is renowned for the sheer amount of parks and green spaces it has. Stanley Park is one of the largest inner city parks in all of North America. This is a huge space that is found on the western reaches of Vancouver. There are plenty of exciting outdoor activities to do in the park, and there is a sea wall that surrounds the Read the rest of this entry »
Vancouver is world-renowned for its nature and environment. People travel from all over the world to be there and just experience the outdoors. It is a wonderful place to really get a sense of what nature can be like in an urban setting. There are so many people throughout the world that esteem Vancouver as the best place to live in the world for quality of life. There are a lot of people that just don’t realize that it is one of the best places to live along with one of the best Read the rest of this entry »
Visiting Canada is unlike visiting any other place on earth. As soon as you leave the states and cross over the border to Canada, you will start to see why people talk about the Canadian scenery. It is one of the most beautiful spectacles in the entire world. There are people from all over the world there that come to see it just for its beauty, prestige, and magnitude. The mountains are much bigger when you cross over the border into Canada. They are also Read the rest of this entry »
Vancouver, British Columbia is one of the most beautiful places in the world. There are many lovely places to see and visit while there, and the following is a list of 5 of the places that you absolutely must check out if you are able.
If you are into hot springs then you need to be sure to check out the Harrison Hot Springs located in Harrison Lake, which is located in a mountain valley. There are many fun things here such as swimming, boating, and other watersports.
The Elk Mountains offers some of Read the rest of this entry »
Vancouver’s ideal location, surrounded by mountains and the sea, create a city full of opportunity for the active adventure seeker. Vancouver is located on the Burrard Peninsula with surrounding bodies of water including the Burrard Inlet, the Fraser River and the Pacific Ocean. The North Shore Mountains and nearby Mount Baker add to the unique geographic layout of this city.If you’re up for a little underwater adventure, Vancouver is known for its cold water scuba diving at places such as Cates Park and Whytecliff Park. If you prefer to stay inside the boat, visit False Creek or Indian Arm for miles of scenic kayaking or try your hand at Canadian white water on one of the many rivers such as the Elaho or the Nahatlatch.Vancouver prides itself on being an eco-friendly city, encouraging biking and cycling as a means for traveling around town. The Greenways Program has created trails throughout Vancouver that provide pathways between much of the city. Cyclists and pedestrians can follow these trails to parks, neighborhoods and shops. There is also impressive terrain and countless bike trails for all levels of cyclists. This is a great way to explore the beautiful landscape of this area. Rollerblades and mountain bikers are welcome as well; anything on two wheels.Don’t forget the slopes! Visitors and residents of Vancouver are spoiled by some of the best skiing in the world, found practically in their backyard. Grouse Mountain and Mount Seymour are not only close, but offer great ski and snowboarding slopes each year. And if you really want to test your skills, Whistler Blackcomb ski resort is only a few hours north of the city. These world-renowned slopes were host to the 2010 Winter Olympics. The resort includes Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb peak, with a combined over 200 runs and 38 lifts for all the skiing you can imagine.